Here's a helpful pdf worksheet to consolidate or revise past simple and past continuous tenses together. It's excellent for a checkpoint after introducing past simple and past continuous tenses.The chosen vocabulary theme is "internet". Some internet abbreviations are also used, which will attract some students' attention a lot.
This worksheet looks at the most basic differences between the two tenses. It's designed for highlighting the most common uses of them when they are used together.
- The use of past continuous tense for expressing actions at a specific point in past
- The use of past simple for expressing single completed events in the past
- Interrupting a past event in progress with another past event
- Two parallel actions in progress
There's also an online version of this material.